The scribes and Pharisees represent the religious and educated who sit in Moses' seat. What an insult to God. Moses' seat represents authority, uprightness, integrity, morality, loyalty, power and responsibility.
There are people today who sit in Moses' seat who:
- Observe the commands passed down from some human agency and enforce them on others.
- Resist the kingdom message and refuse God's order of transitioning from church to kingdom.
- Keep people in bondage to traditions, creeds, and ceremonial rituals.
- Love to be seen (put on a dramatic showing).
- Caught up on titles (salutation stands corrected if wrong).
- Love the chief seats (positions) in the house (church). Their goal is the inner circle.
- Seek to please men.
- Walk in pride (like Humpty Dumpty will at some point suffer a great fall).
- Cheat their way to the top.
- Seek admiration and praise from others.
- Don't care about being holy-just look the part. Act spiritual.
- Lack love, compassion, and a giving spirit.
- Hinder others from entering the kingdom because they are not in their rightful place in ministry.
They sit in Moses' seat as imposters in someone elses' seat of authority, unapproved by God, yet ordained by man. Basically "acting" and at the same time frustrating the grace of God. They act as teachers, evangelists, apostles, prophets, ministers, and whatever position one is standing in that God did not set them in. God set some... Jesus gave... Not man. Somehow their "acting" is the wrong acting. We are called to preach the good news (kingdom message) and demonstrate (this type of acting) the power of God.
God is calling for a divine decree for order in the Church.